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Believers, do you despise Zeus or just religions aside from yours?


This question is meant to demonstrate a point. As an atheist, I am often asked if I hate God or Jesus or Christians, etc. No matter how many times I try to explain that it's nearly impossible to hate something that you don't believe exists, the question still comes up in one form or another, and it's minorly insulting to assume that I believe in something enough to despise or hate it but then turn around and claim non beliefs. What are your thoughts?

 

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    Julie McFarland (JMcFarland) 3 years ago

    I kind of agree. A lot of believers see no problem with assuming that atheists hate God or asking if we do, but if you reverse it or bring up the fsm or santa, they get offended at the comparison. Makes no sense to me.


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    Dan Robbins (Cre8tor) 3 years ago

    U seem to b what I feel is a good example of your faith so let me ask, have your experiences w atheists been full of anger and hatred toward you or God? Most, few, none?


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    Julie McFarland (JMcFarland) 3 years ago

    There are plenty of things done in the name of religion that I do despise. I don't know the context of the Hitchens quote, so I can't comment on it - but I haven't run across many atheists that display anger at god - possibly his followers, however


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